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July 13, 2017 - In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Nike SB Dunk, Nike SB is re-releasing four original Nike SB Dunk Lows remastered as Highs throughout the year. The SB Dunks were designed by pro skaters Reese Forbes, Gino Iannucci, Richard Mulder and Danny Supa in 2002.

"You can imagine how good it felt. The biggest sneaker company in the world asking Reese, Richard, Supa and myself to come up with our own spin on the Dunk. There was so much to absorb being on the Nike campus for the first time," remembers Iannucci. "My intro to the design team was interesting. We all sat round table and just talked shoes and skateboarding. It was intimate and the vibe was very humble and easy going."

The third in the current remaster series is Iannucci's premium black and dark blue colorway. "I just wanted to use colors I knew I'd actually wear and perforated leather I have always loved. The suede and leather combo seemed solid, so it was as simple as that," Iannuci says of his original design. 

Reflecting on the return of the colorway, now in hightop form, he notes, "When there's a true love for something you understand the importance of respecting the past as well as embracing the future."

The Nike SB Dunk High Pro Gino is available July 27 on SNKRS, nike.com and at select retailers.

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Three New NSW Footwear Packs Celebrate the Evolution of the Swoosh

July 30, 2019 - The Nike Swoosh was drafted in 1971 by graphic design student Carolyn Davidson. Since then, it has transcended sport and become one of the world’s most recognizable logos. It was also subject to numerous articulations in the 1970s, ranging from the single Swoosh to the famous Futura logo lockup. Some of this diverse graphic design legacy is celebrated in a trio of new footwear packs, collected under “The Evolution of the Swoosh,” releasing from Foot Locker, Inc. (Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, Footaction). Each carries a different articulation of the Swoosh across Air Max, Air Force 1 and React Element 55 silhouettes.  

Script Swoosh Pack
Available for men and kids, the Script Swoosh Pack overlays Davidson’s hand-drawn Swoosh on the Air Force 1, Air Max 97, Air Max Plus and React Element 55. It releases August 10.

Sunburst Pack 
The Sunburst logo was developed in 1972 while considering how to translate the asymmetry of a single Swoosh to apparel. The circular nature of the design allowed for club names to be arched over it — a regular conceit in collegiate and sportswear graphics of the era. The Sunburst Pack places this logo on the Air Force 1, Air Max 97, Air Max Plus and React Element 55. It releases August 28 in men’s sizes. 

Swoosh Chain Pack
Another apparel-born application of the Swoosh is an interlinking articulation intended to embellish tracksuits and other garments that employ taping. The origins in team gear inspire the Swoosh Chain Pack, created exclusively for kids, through '70s color schemes across the Air Force 1, Air Max 97 and Air Max Plus. The shoes release August 17.

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July 25, 2019 - With two bead pods, the Nike Joyride Kids Nova is engineered for the unique needs of young athletes. The cushioning helps maximize impact protection, while the stretchy upper minimizes on-and-off distractions. A midfoot strap secures the foot for all types of play. 

The Nike Joyride Kids Nova release August 15. 

July 25, 2019 - The Nike Joyride NSW Optik is designed specifically for women, and is notable for its sleek lace-less upper and premium materials. The leather heel and collar melds with a molded skin on the upper for a playful mix of traditional craft and modern detailing. Additional heel height gives the Joyride platform a unique stance. 

The Nike Joyride NSW Optik releases August 15 on nike.com

July 25, 2019 - The Nike Joyride NSW Setter stands apart thanks to a unique upper with rubber eyelets and stability patches. Tuned to keep the foot secure atop the ultra-plush, three-pod tooling, the Setter is "the muscle car" of the Nike Joyride family.

The Nike Joyride NSW Setter releases August 15.  

July 25, 2019 - The Nike Joyride NSW has a tuned two-pod configuration of Nike's latest cushioning innovation to enable 360-degree comfort.

The shoe releases September 1 in unisex sizing on nike.com. 

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The Nike Metcon 5+ is Ready for its Debut at the 2019 CrossFit Games

July 24, 2019 - The Nike Metcon 5 will make a formal entrance at the 2019 CrossFit Games in a new look: the Nike Metcon 5+.

The varsity-red colorway of the original Nike Metcon, released in 2015, is flipped for the Metcon 5+. The plus-symbol brushstroke on the heel counter welcomes a new moment for Nike athletes and the Nike Metcon line. Printed on the laces are the geographic coordinates of Madison, Wisconsin, the host city of the 2019 CrossFit Games.

The Nike Metcon 5+ releases to Nike+ members in August.

July 24, 2019 - Pulling stylistic elements from both the new Nike Mercurial and the Nike Air Max Plus, the Nike Mercurial TN is all about combining street and speed. Inspired by the Fall 2019 Mercurial Boot, the capsule features four new colorways.

Two OG models highlight the group, and are most heavily influenced by the iconic boot via its the use of oversized Swoosh and an iridescent checkered graphic that nods to traditional football kits. Additionally, two pairs of the TN Ultra carry a subtle repeat checkerboard pattern and lower profile midsole. A Nike Kids version takes the Mercurial pattern on the heel and a triple black base. Flashy touches and an oversized swoosh complete all the designs.

The new Nike Mercurial TN models are available globally at Foot Locker and on nike.com.

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This Cleat Features the Route That Propelled OBJ to Fame

July 24, 2019 - Almost five years ago, Odell Beckham Jr. made "the catch" that catapulted him to stardom and dubbed him the young king of receivers. The Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 OBJ celebrates his larger-than-life game and the path he took to get there.

Symbolizing his pass route that lead to the catch, the cleat features a gold linear design on the upper. Scorpions stitched into the cleat's side are a personal nod to OBJ and his astrological sign, Scorpio. His logo adorns the toe box in gold stitching.

The Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 is available July 25 on nike.com and at select retailers.

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Converse All Star Pro BB Hyperbrights Pack

July 23, 2019 - Leading with its minimal design and lightweight feel, the Converse All Star Pro BB gets a vibrant update with the Hyperbrights pack. Two new colorways feature the Converse Star Chevron in a vivid Volt Glow.

The Converse All Star Pro BB Hyperbrights Pack releases July 26 from converse.com.